Business Notes

Business Notes

The Arlington Small Business Development Center will celebrate 15 years of service to the business community of Arlington and the Washington, D.C. metro area at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28. Contact Pratibha Shenoy at 703-993-8128 or

Rotary Club of Rosslyn-Ft. Myer meets for lunch Tuesdays from 12:30-1:30 p.m. at the Holiday Inn's Vantage Point Restaurant, 1900 Fort Myer Drive. All Rotarians are welcome to join in the fellowship. Rotary is a community service organization made up of business professionals dedicated to service above self. The Rotary Club of Rosslyn-Ft. Myer is currently supporting a literacy project in India. Contact Chris Zabriskie at 240-346-4237 or

The South Arlington Lead Share Association (SALSA) meets for breakfast Friday mornings from 7-8:30 a.m. at the Juke Box Diner, 7039 Columbia Pike, Annandale. The first half hour is for networking. The meeting officially begins at 7:30 a.m. Only one business per profession can be represented. Visit or call Pat Cardillo at 571-331-8670.

First Edition Toastmasters meets every Friday at noon at 1700 N. Moore St., Suite 1030, Arlington. The diverse membership of this Toastmasters chapter includes small-business owners and employees with a variety of government agencies and associations. Visit to find out how Toastmasters can improve skills in all areas of public speaking and communicate more effectively. Call Barbara Hicks at 703-558-2266, or visit .

The Arlington Chapter of Business Networking International (BNI) meets for breakfast every Tuesday from 7:30-9 a.m. at the Arlington Holiday Inn, N. 4610 Fairfax Drive, Arlington. BNI leverages the power of word-of-mouth marketing and offers members the opportunity to share ideas, contacts and referrals as they grow their business. Only one person per professional classification or specialty may join a chapter. For more information, please contact Greg Brewer at 703-237-2705.

The Northern Virginia Business Referrals group meets every Tuesday at 7 a.m. for breakfast at the Metro 29 Diner, 4711 Lee Highway, Arlington. The group facilitates networking by limiting membership to one member per profession and has been in existence since 1996. For more information on the Northern Virginia Business Referrals, call 703-312-7117, or visit

Ted’s Montana Grill opened in Crystal City this summer at 2200 Crystal Drive. The company, best known for its bison specialties, was founded by media magnate Ted Turner and restaurateur George McKerrow Jr. In keeping with the restaurant’s Western atmosphere, the menu features beef and bison, steaks, chicken, and fish. Menu options include daily blue plate specials, burgers and sandwiches, entrée salads, fries, onion rings, soups, and homemade cookies and shakes. Visit or

Downtown Hyattsville redevelopment approved. Prince Georges County Planning Commission approved plans for Eakin/Youngentob Associates' (EYA) West Village. Phase one will include 124 urban rowhouses and 13 live/work homes. The new community is scheduled to break ground in spring 2006. EYA is based in Arlington.

bt>Cannon Design in Arlington announces the promotion of Amy Morton, AIA, and Brian Pilot to senior associate. Luz Del Mar Rosado has been promoted to associate.

Amy Morton, AIA, is an architect with more than ten years of experience. Recently, she served as project architect for new middle schools in Albany and Roosevelt, NY. Morton’s federal clients include the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and the National Institutes of Health.

Brian Pilot is also an architect with more than ten years of experience. His projects include the new student union, recreation center, and performing arts facilities at Nova Southeastern University. He provided planning and design services for the new Gannett/USA headquarters in McLean, VA.

Luz Del Mar Rosado is an architect who has worked on a number of projects for Boston University, including the new Recreation Center, Harry Agganis Arena, and Metcalf Science Center.